THE latest education spending promises from the Government "fail to reverse the cuts schools have suffered since 2015", it has been claimed.

Analysis by the School Cuts coalition calculates that most schools in England – more than 80 per cent – will have less funding per pupil in real terms in 2020 compared to 2015.

The figures show schools in Darlington have lost almost £20m in that time, whilst in Durham the figure is more than £66m and in North Yorkshire it is almost £65m.

In Middlesbrough, the figure is £55m, in Stockton £30m, , Redcar £28m and Hartlepool £16.5m.

Ministers announced plans earlier this summer to invest an extra £7.1bn in schools in England over the next three years. This includes increasing the core schools budget by £2.6bn in 2020/21.

But the coalition, which is made up of six unions - ASCL, NEU, The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), GMB, Unison and Unite, say that there will still be a shortfall of £2.5bn next year.

Around one third of all schools will see real-terms cuts to their budgets next year because school costs are greater than inflation, they added.

Andrew Baisley, from the National Education Union, said: "I’ll get right to it, the school funding crisis is far from over. When the Prime Minister promised to ‘level up’ school funding, we knew from experience that the devil is in the detail.

"It’s now clear that for most schools, the future still looks bleak: 83 per cent of schools still lose out next year because of Government cuts, the cuts affect children in 147 of 150 local authorities in England and16,523 schools will have less money per pupil in 2020 in real terms than they had in 2015.

"The Government’s latest funding announcement falls well short of settling the shortfall for every child, including those with special educational needs. Crucially, it fails to reverse the cuts our schools have suffered since 2015.

"We need to make sure every parent and teacher knows that the school funding crisis continues - and so does this campaign. We can’t let up until every school has the money it needs to give every child a decent education."

A Department for Education spokesman said the Government's school funding announcement means all secondary schools will receive at least £5,000 per pupil next year while all primary schools will get at least £4,000 from 2021-22, adding that the biggest increases will go "to schools that need it most".

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